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How Much Exercise Do You REALLY Need to Lose Weight? - My response/thoughts based on your responses.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

So very interesting that I received quite a few responses on 'my' blog, How Much Exercise Do You REALLY Need to Lose Weight?

It was not really my blog. It was from SP. I was/am just curious to know what you thought/think. The answers threw me initially. I honestly did not like them. Then I guess I accepted that they are likely the truth.

This comment above may say it all for me. I was thinking ...

Well, not exactly, I do not burn that much. But it is the thought in general that took me to thinking ... more time on the treadmill equals more calories I can take in.

I am told this is NOT the right way of thinking.

LESS emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon == Weightloss

MORE emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon = better fitting pants and a more toned body.

I can adjust my thinking to this. I just need to NOT feel ...

I was going through the food tracker and this is what I came up with...

84 - - Kashi GoLean Cereal (1 cup), 0.6 serving
56 - - Silk, Light Vanilla Soymilk, 0.8 cup
100 - - Kellogs Special K Protein Plus Cereal, 0.75 cup

35 - - Subway Apple Slices 1 package
160 - - Subway - English Muffin w/egg white, black forest ham & cheese
80 - - Dannon Light & Fit Greek, Strawberry

70 - - Egg: Eggland's Best, Large (1 egg)
80 - - Granny smith apple - 1 med. apple
109 - - Banana, fresh, 1 medium (7in. to 7-7/8in. long)


This leaves me with 426 calories available to hit 1200.
I will swap and mix in nuts and such sometimes.
I like the green giant veggie steamers for dinner too - 135 calories

This could work. My goal is to lose 4 -6 LBs.
I know that seems like nothing but I have not been able to do it for ....

I can continue to get in at least 10,000 steps and slowly add in more exercises. I have been
doing push ups in the mornings. I need to add in crunches and bun presses (or something for my rear).

This will be next week's plan.

AHhhhhhh, maybe not. I meet the guy I report to next week. To Tuesday through Thursday I may eat with him. I will focus on eating light.


Oh and I am not at all sure how my ...

Juicer fits in. May that is my dinner meal every once and a while. I can a bit concerned with using it as it is of course calorie intake.


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    I read both this and the last blog that you posted. For me...I cannot stay in the low end of my calorie range but if I exercise a lot during the week it does not matter because of the imbalance...but I am most successful if I am exercising a lot! Like when I go on huge 2 or 3 hour hikes about 3 or 4 times a week.
    1667 days ago
    I think there is a lot involved in this and metabolism is left out. I don't think there is one answer for everyone. Obviously, eating healthy and exercise is good for everyone emoticon
    1673 days ago
    It appears to me that I don't give any of this enough kind of boggles my mind. Glad there are others that can help you with this part of your journey.

    1673 days ago
    I can understand why you didn't like the comments, I thought they were a little harsh myself, that is why I tried to put a lighter tone to mine.

    1674 days ago
    Since you're using the trackers, what is your deficit? The difference between intake and output on a weekly basis should tell you how much you will lose (keeping in mind fluctuations in water weight) and on a whole you should be losing weight if intake is less than output consistently.

    Look at the total picture, not just calories, are your Macro's in line with your goals?

    As for eating out with your new boss, try to pick the healthiest choice you can given what's in front of you. Veggies, fruit, lean protien, skip sauces and dressing if you can't afford those calories.

    1674 days ago
  • BOB240
    IMO you're not getting enough protein. Avoiding Subway and making a packed lunch would help as it would put you in control of your diet.
    1674 days ago
    I've worked out regularly for years (marathons, weight lifting) and have concluded that working out is important to be healthy. It helps your cardiovascular health, puts on muscle, gives you more energy & strength.

    That doesn't necessarily equate to weight loss.

    Food intake (both the amount and the type of food you eat) affects your weight more than exercise.

    One of my favorite sayings is, "You can't work off a bad diet"

    Good luck!
    1674 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/20/2013 9:01:53 AM
  • WILSON1926
    I'm pretty much thinking that it all comes down to calories in and calories out, even though not all calories are created equal. I think the diet and fitness industry have really done a good marketing campaign to try to get us to think differently?
    Just my thoughts today. Tomorrow they may change. lol
    Have a great Sunday
    1674 days ago
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